The North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association (NCHCFA) is committed to promoting quality health care to the residents served by our member facilities, while pioneering growth, development and innovation in skilled nursing benefits in North Carolina. We provide an array of services to our members, including a weekly newsletter (UPDATE), guidance with state and federal rules and regulatory issues, data gathering and analysis, relevant legislative affairs, Medicare and Medicaid policy, continuing education opportunities, and a communications network devoted to the most current developments in long term care. As a professional trade association, NCHCFA and its partners also work closely with state and federal agencies governing skilled nursing facility operations.
NCHCFA is also a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest organization representing long term care providers. Our staff and member volunteers participate in various AHCA activities and serve on many of its policy making and governance committees.
NCHCFA and AHCA share a common goal of presenting a unified voice before state and federal agencies, the North Carolina General Assembly, and Congress. We foster member involvement through working committees composed of experienced long term care providers. All members are invited to join one of our standing committees and take part in determining the direction and goals for the Association. Review our full Association Membership Brochure for additional details.
NCHCFA has been advancing skilled nursing care since 1955 through:
Government Relations Program/Advocacy/Political Action
The experience and expertise of NCHCFA staff further the cause of long term care at all levels of government. We closely monitor legislation and advocate for NCHCFA policy at the North Carolina General Assembly and the U.S. Congress. We maintain effective relationships with state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulatory and Reimbursement Consultation
NCHCFA’s professional staff is among the most knowledgeable experts in the state on long term care regulatory and reimbursement issues. NCHCFA members can access information and guidance from professionals who understand the critical needs to provide timely and accurate responses to the complex issues impacting skilled nursing providers.
Quality Assurance Initiatives
NCHCFA remains dedicated to assisting skilled nursing facilities in their continued drive to improve their quality of care. Providing facilities with valuable resources and developing innovative solutions, NCHCFA strives to position North Carolina long term care providers as leaders in our nation’s health care delivery system. NCHCFA collaborates with providers to offer support regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs, AHCA’s Quality Initiative, the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative and the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.
NCHCFA is committed to helping long term care professionals enhance their development through a variety of educational seminars and two annual conferences. Our informative and timely educational sessions provide the latest updates in a number of important substantive areas and enable skilled nursing facility personnel to grow in their careers and expand their skills and knowledge in the long term care profession. NCHCFA’s educational seminars and annual conferences also facilitate informal networking among colleagues and allow for best practice sharing. NCHCFA is a registered sponsor with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators to provide Continuing Education and offers more than 60 hours of such education annually throughout the state. NCHCFA members receive discounted prices to attend these educational sessions.
Skilled Nursing Facilities click here for a membership application and additional details.
Prospective Associate Members click here for additional details.